Johnny Ramone

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    The 10 Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't mean that a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Casting Martin Scorsese's New Ramones Movie

    Recently, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramones. Scorsese isn't that odd a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Poptimist life: Why liking pop doesn't equal hating rock

    If there's such a thing as a music nerd equivalent to total nuclear apocalypse, then Saul Austerlitz's recent New York Times Magazine piece on the detriments of "poptimism" was a DEFCON 2 alert. (That's the one just below "hope you've seen Mad Max a few times.")To condense a confused, under-sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Nato Coles discusses new band, upcoming releases

    Photo courtesy of Nato Coles‚ÄčNato Coles has been involved in the Midwest DIY scene for several years, first gaining notoriety with Milwaukee's Modern Machines before moving to Brooklyn and recently settling in Minneapolis. In his first year in the Twin Cities, Coles has established the "borderline ... More >>

  • Movies

    September 6, 2006
  • Columns

    October 20, 2004

    Let's Go Crazy

    For a rocker

  • Music

    December 17, 2003

    The Last Days of J-Hova

    Fruit fights, gangsta strife, and a whole lotta women's undies: a final artistic statement from Jay-Z

  • Music

    June 7, 2000

    Star Time

    L.A.'s BellRays recapture the experimental tension between rock and soul that once made punk more than a marketing strategy